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PATENTED AUG. 13, 1907.
W. G. LEE.
APPLICATION FILED AUG.1s,1soe.
UNITED STATES PATENT ,oEEIoE.
`WILLIAM o. LEE, or ALLEGHENY, PENNSYLVANIA.
toy, which will afford considerable amusement to juveniles.
Another object of this invention is to provide anoiseless gun for projecting small pieces of paper card-board and the like, thus providing a toy that can be used in a game where skill is required or simply as an amusement for children. f
A further object of this invention is to provide a strong, durable and easily operated toy, free from danger of injury by ordinary use.
With the above and other objects in view which will appear as the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel construction, combination and arrar rgement of parts to be hereinafter more fully desci: sed, illustrated and then specifically pointed out in the claims.
Referring to the drawing, Figure l is a perspectivev view of my improved toy in position to be discharged, Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same, partly in section and with the discharge member released, Fig. y3 is a plan of the toy, with the discharge member engaged Vwith the trigger, Fig. 4 is a perspective viewof a piece of paper or card board projected by my improved toy. My improved toy ispreferably constructed of wood, but it is obvious that any suitable material may be used. The t'oy in shape conforms to a pistol or revolver, having a handle l and a barrel 2. 'The rear end of the barrel is slotted, as at 3, and in said slot a trigger 4 is pivoted at 4 and having its 'upper and lower ends notched, as at 5 and 6. The upper end of the trigger is formed with two surfaces inclined to the longitudinal plane thereof at each side of the notch 5, the inclined surfaces being at unequal distances from the pivot pin 4. The trigger 4 is formed with a finger grip 6 eX- tending rearwardly of the lower notch 6.
Fastened to the forward end of the barrel 2 is an elastic band or string 7 adapted to lie along the top surface of the barrel and engage in the notch 5 of the trigger 4. To retainthe elastic 7 in such a position, I
Speccaton of Letters Patent.. Application filed August 13,1906. Serial No. 330,354.
Patented Aug. 13, 1907.
secure another ela-sticS to the under side of the barrel 2 and place the free end of s`aid elastic over the depending endofthe trigger, to engage in the notch 6 of said trigger. I
The slot 3 islong enough so that, the trigger will swing with its upper end rearwardly of the pivot, 4 and its -forward end forwardly of the pivot when in 0p-` erative position as shown in Fig. 2, the notch 5 being then disposed close to the upper surface of the barrel, With the upper end of the notch extending rearwardly and thus retaining the elastic member 7, and preventing; accidental displacement. By this arrangement when the trigger is actuated the elastic member 7 will be first elevated and carried forwardand retained in connection with the notch 5 until `the trigger has passed its vertical position and the elastic member has been carried downwardly again relatively close to the barrel, and in position to act with certainty upon the projectile l0. By this means no danger exists 0f the operating elastic member 7 engaging the projectile above its center but will strike the projectile below its center line with certainty. This is an important feature of the'invention and adds materially to its ejiiciency and utility. l
vThe-top of the barrel 2 is provided with a slit 9 in which a piece of paper, card-board or the like material l0 is placed, this 'material formingthe shotor projectileof the toy gun.
After the toy gun has been setas above described and a piece of paper is placed in position, the gun is 'ready to be iredor operated byl simply pulling upon the trigger 4. As-.the elastic 7 is released, the piece of paper l0 is carried forward and projected from the end of the'barrel 2 and the elastic 7, said elastic giving the piece of paper suflicient impetus to carry it a considerable distance.v i
It is apparent from the simple construction of my improved toy, that the elastic -thereof can be easily and quickly removed at any desired time, should they break or need renewing.
I do not care to confine myself tothe exact shape of the toy as shown or to the projectile used. j
Such changes in the details of construction as are permissible by the appended claims, may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.
What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent,
A toy gun comprising a stock and barrel with an aper `ture at the juncture of the .stock and barrel and with a socket in the barrel in advance of the aperture, n trigger consisting of :1 bur pivoted to swing in said aperture and projecting,` below the barrel und terminating in :1 Iingel grip zlnrl with a notch nt the juneture of the Inger grip nnd'the body of the trigger, the upper end of said trigger having :1 eenh'nl notch and with the end of the trigger at. opposite sides ot" the end notch inclined to the longitudinal pinne ot' the trigger, :1n elastic band carried by said barrel and engaging the notchadjncenttn the finger gripy and 1Q an elastic band earried'by said barrel and adapted to engage the end notch of the trigger.
In testimony. whereof l nl'lx my signature inthe pres ence of tufo witnesses.
l WILLIAM G. LEE.
Witnesses i 4MAX H. Snonmr'rz, A. `J.` Three. v